GrandNanny is a new social enterprise, passionate about providing meaningful employment for the over 50s and helping families find part-time childcare. Childcare that is different, childcare that is long-term, caring and nurturing. We see the value that age diversity can bring to communities.
What will I love about being a GrandNanny?
- If you love children, then you’ll enjoy being able to help guide and support them.
- Flexibility – part-time hours provide you with time to pursue other projects and interests.
- Giving back – making children and their families happy by giving them the help they need.
- Keeping fit and active – research shows that spending time with younger generations is great for your mental and physical well being.
- Getting paid – up to £24,800 a year pro rata*
Researchers at Stanford pointed out that ageing adults are one of the best groups to spend time with young children, not only because they can pass on decades of wisdom, but also because they are at a point in life where they have the availability and patience to do so and can provide the kind of stimulation that young children need to thrive.
“I work with a wonderful family who appreciate and enjoy being with me and letting me be part of their family. At 62, being able to secure a job has made me feel confident about the future again.” Margie
What skills do I need to be a GrandNanny?
The right person will:
- Have a caring nature.
- Enjoy being around children.
- Be calm and patient.
- Have excellent communication skills – you’ll need to communicate effectively with not just children, but their families too.
- Be well organised and punctual.
- Be able to balance kindness and authority well.
- Have the ability to stay calm under pressure.
We often hear from people who have an urge to use the wealth of skills and experience that they’ve built up over the years raising their own families and/or working with children.
As a GrandNanny, what will a typical day be like?
- You will look after the children at their own family home.
- Picking children up from school or nursery with a big smile.
- Providing a healthy meal or snack (and feeding babies or toddlers).
- Keeping a very close eye on younger children.
- Helping to teach them basic life skills such as being kind, good manners and being helpful around the home.
- Ensuring children are happy and entertained, such as reading, chatting and playing imaginative games.
- Accompanying children to activities like a ballet lesson or sports activity.
How to register as a GrandNanny.
If you’d like to find out more, why not register today as a GrandNanny? It’s completely free. We’ll contact you to chat through your experience and availability, and see if we can match you with a local family. Prior to any commitment there is an interviewing process, where you’ll get to meet the family and discuss your requirements as well as theirs, and agree days and hours of working. We provide ongoing guidance and support throughout your match, safeguarding checks and first aid training at no charge. We guarantee that you will be paid, as a minimum, the London Living Wage
“The whole employment process is very helpful. From the starting point of the application, the training and admin, I found GrandNanny very supportive. More so the great effort GrandNanny goes to, to find the right family for their GrandNannies. I will not hesitate to recommend GrandNanny to anyone looking to work with children” Constance.
Many of our GrandNannies are ex teachers, nursery practitioners, NHS workers and empty nesters. If you are interested in becoming a GrandNanny then either give us a call 020 3488 5955, or visit https://grandnanny.co.uk/become-a-grandnanny/ and fill in a simple form. We look forward to hearing from you.
*(based on 0.625 FTE = 25 hours per week, £12/hour = £15600)